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Elizabeth + Karl’s Wedding, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

Elizabeth and Karl had the sweetest of weddings filled with all kinds of special moments. The day started with all the girls gathered at Elizabeth’s childhood home, which always is such a personal start to the day. A traditional Catholic Ceremony followed at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, and then we were off the incredibly charming Ranch at Laguna Beach to dance the evening away under the stars. I adore this little hidden gem of a venue so much- tucked away in the canyons of Laguna Beach, it doesn’t get more beautiful than this! I loved that they wanted to embrace the natural rustic vibe of the setting so we opted for soft and neutral tones accented with wooden elements. It was a pleasure working with Ning (of Ning Wong Studios) for the first time. Below are some of the many beautiful images from the day- the wedding was also featured on Reverie Gallery so be sure to check that out HERE. Enjoy:)

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Ning Wong Studios
Two Spoons Productions
Flowers by Cina
The Zippers
Mari Haig (Strolling Violinist)
James Ruggiero at Thomas Edwards Salon
Posharazzi
USA Regency Limousine
St. Thomas More Catholic Parish
Lindsey Kenworthy and the team at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

April + Roger’s Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

April and Roger picked the seaside Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel– with such breathtaking views of the Pacific how could they not want to spend their special day at this one-of-a-kind location? They set out to create a classic evening with a dash of glamour for all their guests to enjoy. Touches of bling, touches of blush, and rich gold accents created a sweet yet luxurious environment. I always love having Joe and Mirta (of Barnet Photography) alongside me to photograph the day. Below are my favorites from their images- enjoy:)

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I adored April’s intricate Lazaro gown in all it’s ruffly glory- and bling, of course! She purchased it at Panache Beverly Hills. Oh and let’s not forget her sparkly metallic Jimmy Choo‘s!

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The guys were looking sharp in their tuxedos from The Black Tux.

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Barnet Photography
Visual Masterpiece
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ and Lighting)
Angelica Strings
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Rev. Clint Hufft
Flawless Faces
Brandin Galvin (Bride’s Hair)
Shutterbooth
Foiled (Invitations)
Calligraphy Katrina (Escort Card Calligraphy)
Hailey Eichenmuller and her incredible team at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

January 12, 2017 - 2:26 pm

Plum Pretty Sugar - Yay!! Love seeing our Imogen Whisked Afloat Kimono robes on those beautiful bridesmaids <3

xo
http://www.PlumPrettySugar.com

Eileen + Vinny’s Wedding, Montage, Laguna Beach

Eileen and Vinny’s seaside wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach was a favorite. Expertly designed by bridesmaid (and my dear friend) Vanessa Noel Events, they embraced a color palette that included vibrant shades of pink and a one-of-a-kind flower- bougainvillea. Anyone who has tried to incorporate this finicky flower into a centerpiece knows it is not an easy feat, but the team at Stella Bloom Designs pulled it off perfectly. The day was a perfect representation of the fun-loving NYC based couple, with touches like custom NY Mets corn hole boards at cocktail hour, and bagel chips (a favorite NY snack) for guests to take home as favors. Below are my favorite images from their photographer Henry (of Aevitas Weddings)- enjoy:)

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Eileen is a girl after my own heart- her classic Jimmy Choo heels and stunning earrings from Lugano Diamonds made the perfect bridal accessories!

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Eileen’s Marisa gown had a subtle soft blush underlay that perfectly accented her bridal glow- purchased from the mecca of bridal salons, Kleinfeld Bridal.

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Aevitas Weddings
Love Is Cinema
Vanessa Noel Events (Event Design)
Stella Bloom Designs
West Coast Music
OC String Ensemble
ModMix Studio
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Found Vintage Rentals
3J Events (Lighting)
The OC Wedding Guy
Lindsey Neavitt Hair
My Girls on Film
In-N-Out Burger
California Coastal Limousine
Wedding Paper Divas (Invitations)
Prim and Pixie (Day-of Paper Details)
Patty and the the fantastic team at the Montage Laguna Beach

January 12, 2017 - 2:26 pm

Reem + Abdullah’s Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Reem and Abdullah had an intimate summer wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Their glamorous celebration started with an outdoor seaside reception featuring a clean and crisp all-white palette that allowed all the gorgeous colors of the ocean do all the talking. After tea, coffee, and both sweet and savory treats outside, guests were welcome into the Plaza Room where we introduced Tiffany Blue into the palette- a favorite color of Reem’s. Each guest was even gifted their very own little blue box with an elegant silver pen inside. A memorable evening photographed perfectly by the team at Lin & Jirsa. Below are my favorite images- enjoy:)

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Reem’s exquisite couture gown with the most dramatic train I have ever seen, was designed by Point Glamour Fashion by Selma Karoui based in the UAE. Breathtaking!

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Lin & Jirsa
The Emotion Picture Studio
The Event Consultants (Pianist)
Square Root Design
Live band through Byblos
Kim’s Piano Store
Honeycrisp Design Studio
Francisco Pinto (Hair)
Arianna Garcia (Make-up)
Hailey Eichenmuller and her fabulous team at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

January 12, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Plum Pretty Sugar - The beauty in the detail…wow <3

xo
http://www.PlumPrettySugar.com

Christina + Will’s Wedding, St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point

Christina and Will’s beautiful summer wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach (now the Monarch Beach Resort) was the stuff that dreams are made of. Big billowy clouds of Baby’s Breath and garden roses galore soft shades from blush to ivory created a spectacular ballroom environment for guests to enjoy. I also loved the understated elegance in their ceremony altar décor- an array of floral pieces adorned a distressed credenza piece to lend an upscale residential vibe to the space. Always a great time working alongside Jasmine (of Jasmine Star Photography); below are my favorite of her images from the day. Enjoy:)

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Christina had the most exquisite gown by Reem Acra, purchased at The White Dress

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Jasmine Star Photography
White Lilac Inc.
DeBois Entertainment
Clif Miller Entertainment
La Tavola Linen
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Honeycrisp Design Studio
Shannon Rhodes Beauty
Amanda and the wonderful team at the St. Regis Monarch Beach

January 12, 2017 - 2:28 pm

Plum Pretty Sugar - That venue is perfection <3

xo
http://www.PlumPrettySugar.com

Niki + Eric’s Wedding, Terranea, Palos Verdes

Niki and Eric came to me initially with some pretty distinct ideas about the color palette for their Terranea wedding (coral and gray with shades of white mixed in), but beyond that they were totally open to ideas and eager to plan. Since their wedding was a wonderful blend of both of their cultures and backgrounds- Niki being Indian, Eric hailing from a Jewish family- we knew the day was going to be unique and unlike any other wedding. Embracing elements of both cultures and incorporating two different ceremonies into the day we were able to play around a bit with their palette and vary the look of the multiple events. The Indian ceremony was filled with vibrant colors and a traditional set-up at the front of the wedding where the Priest performed their ceremony with family participating. Following this there was an al fresco lunch featuring Indian cuisine, so we planned to keep it light and bright with rich peach linens, bright white florals, and small peacock statues on tables for guests to enjoy. Later on, their Jewish ceremony was kept clean and bright with white draping and white florals adorning the arbor which acted as their chuppah. When guests finally entered the ballroom they were greeted with vibrant lighting, rich gray linens, and beautiful ombre centerpieces of varying heights and compositions. Overall their day exuded the incredible energy the two have as a couple, and was an absolutely perfect celebration of their love. And I’m not the only one who thinks this day was magical- Design Dawg’s put together a fabulous feature that you can see HERE. Below are some of my favorite images from their amazing photographer Brian (of Brian Leahy Photography)- enjoy:)

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Niki’s first of two white dresses was a gorgeous St. Patrick gown fit for a princess!

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Niki changed into an ethereal reception gown by Reem Acra– loved it!

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A special thank you to the following fabulous vendors:

Brian Leahy Photography
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ & Lighting)
Wildflower Linens (Daytime Reception)
Luxe Linen (Evening Reception)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Vanilla Bake Shop
Honeycrisp Design Studio
PSAV
Vanity Belles
Malibu Hindu Temple
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein
And Christina Canalez and the amazing team at Terranea Resort

Sylvia + Vance’s Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Sylvia and Vance are just the sweetest- I mean, he even popped the question to her on HIS birthday. What a guy, right? They picked the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for its incomparable ocean views and embraced the whole beachy romantic vibe for their wedding day design. Soft colors and pretty florals did all the talking! I truly enjoyed working with Jan and Tey (of Jan & Tey Weddings) for the first time. They took tons of gorgeous photos of the day- below are my favorites. Enjoy:)

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I ADORED Sylvia’s Matthew Christopher gown from Blush Bridal

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A special thank you to the following fabulous vendors:

Jan & Tey Weddings
Elman & Adam
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
3J Events (DJ and Lighting)
Luxe Linen
Chiavari Chair Rentals
JPR Weddings
Hanna Choi Makeup and Hair Studio
Triumph Photo Booth
And last but definitely not least, Hailey Eichenmuller and the incredible team at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

November 12, 2016 - 7:52 am

Jasmin alyesh - I hope this message finds you well. I am getting married June 3rd at the westlake four seasons.
I was interested in getting a proposal from you that you offer for your clients for wedding planning! 

S + A’s Wedding, The Sunset Restaurant, Malibu

S and A were so much fun to plan with- both have a quirky sense of humor that I completely got, and really wanted the day to reflect their laidback vibe as a couple. They chose the beachfront Sunset Restaurant for its completely amazing location (hello, toes in the sand) and some pretty incredible vendors including a favorite for florals (Holly Flora) and the coolest blues band out there (The Blue Breeze Band). Always love having Brian (of Brian Leahy Photography) photographing the day for my couples- here are my favorites that he shot. Enjoy:)

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A special thank you to the following fabulous vendors:

Brian Leahy Photography
Catering by Brenda
Holly Flora
The Blue Breeze Band
Luxe Linen
3J Events
Rabbi Pinchus (Pini) Dunner
Design Visage
California Coastal Limousine
And the staff at The Sunset Restaurant

July 11, 2016 - 9:50 am

Donna - Beautiful!!